Saturday, October 15, 2011

Halloween Recipe Holder

Can you believe it's already Autumn? Time for candy and food galore! Well actually...I have time for both all year round...hehehe! Keeping with the season though, I decided to enter my first challenge, well two really. Studio L3's Grungy Monday weekly challenge is to make a "Tim Holtz inspired Halloween" something, and Simon Says Stamp and Show weekly challenge is to create something with "wings". I decided to do a project that includes both of the criteria as well as combine my love for food and art. We will see how it goes. I hope some of you join in on the fun as well. And speaking of Tim, drop in and check out his last two Halloween projects...a Bewitching Tag and Halloween Texture Fades.

Halloween Recipe Holder:  This project is created for a magnetic frame. Therefore,  I attached magnets to the back of the project instead of altering the whole frame, so I can change out images every month to commemorate all holidays or seasons...sort of like calendar images. I can easily store the images in a folder until time to use them next year. The recipe cards just slip in behind the glued on elements. Cool...don't you think? You can always replace the recipes with a photo which is what the frame was originally intended for. I think this would make a fantastic wedding present. By the way, I make this trail mix every year for my neighbors and close friends to celebrate my favorite season. It's delish...Make some soon!!!

Frame- Bazzill Magnetic Frame
Paper Used- Core'dinations Color Core Cardstock in Black Magic (background), The Spider's Web by My Mind's Eye (tree images), and Tim Holtz Idea-ology Seasonal Paper Stash (Halloween words insert), TH Grunge Paper and Grunge Board (dies and extra decor)
TH Vagabond Materials Used- Dies: TH Alterations Artful Dwellings, Branch Tree, Heart Wings, Mini Acorn & Pumpkin Set, and Sizzix Spooky Fence; Texture Fades: TH Alterations Wood and the Paper Studio Journal Card with Scrolls
Stamps Used- TH Happy Halloween Ticket
Coloration Used- Inks: Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black, TH Distress Ink in Black Soot, Gathered Twigs, Peeled Paint, Pumice Stone, and Ripe Persimmon, TH Adirondack Brights Alcohol Ink in Sunset Orange; Paint: Ranger Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber in Pitch Black and Gold, TH Distress Crackle Paint in Spiced Marmalade and Peeled Paint, Rock Candy; TH Distress Stain in Picket Fence and Vintage Photo, TH Distress Stickles in Rock Candy
Embellishments Used- TH Idea-ology Salvage Stickers (spooky word), Seasonal Mask (jack-o-lantern), Plaquettes (31), Brads, Stick Pin, Q-Tip (smoke)
*Note- The small jack-o-lantern, grave stones, sidewalk, and house parts were made from scraps of Grunge Paper.  The moon was created by sanding away Black Magic paper. Ranger Inkssentials Glossy Accents was added on top of the title letters and the bird in the tree on the left to add depth. 


  1. I love this project, a lot of stuff going on in it, love looking at it several times and keep noticing more and more.

  2. Fantastic project! Looking forward to seeing more of your work!

  3. Wonderful project! Loads of Tim-goodness. Congrats on starting the blog and entering these challenges... you will love Blogland!

  4. This is great fun and a great project for Halloween. Welcome to Blogland and challenges - you'll have a blast! Thanks for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge.

  5. Make sure to share each season's design!!


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